I remember reading this set of verses (Mark 12:28b-31NIV) and thinking: love God and love others…Today I read it and think about the assumption at the halfway mark that I was never taught to think of…the assumption is that I love myself. That I love myself so much that when I love others like I love myself they become the recipients of an unimaginable bounty of love. In the past I thought I had to love others instead of loving myself…I am a work in progress and I will love myself MORE. Lord fill me with love for myself so that by my love I can see your love. Amen

…how can we love our neighbors when we don’t even love ourselves.